type <command>

shows the full path of shell commands


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By: prayer
2010-02-15 21:47:18

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type actually tells you what is the command, and only if it's an executable in path, it will tell you so. for example: type type type is a shell builtin type ls ls is aliased to `ls --color=always' type ifconfig ifconfig is /sbin/ifconfig the which command scans the PATH variable for a command, and whereis show the full occurrence of a name, that is man files, executable etc...
ik_5 · 430 weeks and 5 days ago

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